Tag Archives: Electricity

COP26: here’s how much progress the UK has made on three key net zero pledges

Ashley Fly, Loughborough University; Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham, and Ljubomir Jankovic, University of Hertfordshire The UK is hosting the 26th annual UN climate summit in Glasgow. Boris Johnson’s government boasts of having the most ambitious climate change targets in the world. But how is the country’s progress to net zero emissions by 2050 going? We asked three experts to …

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Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

Shutterstock John Hawkins, University of Canberra Over the weekend, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested his company could sell off its Bitcoin holdings, sending the cryptocurrency plummeting. It followed Musk’s announcement earlier this month that his company would no longer accept Bitcoin in payment for its electric cars, due to the fossil fuels needed to create the digital currency. Bitcoin …

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